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Child Welfare Specialist I/II

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC155181599
Company Name
Oklahoma Department Of Human Services
Physical Address

Newkirk, OK 74647
Job Description

This position is located in Newkirk, OK

Child Welfare Specialist

Annual Salary:

+ Level I H23A – $38,169.32 + Full State Employee Benefits

+ Level II H23B – $41,874.88 + Full State Employee Benefits

Applicants who possess a Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s Degree in Social Work will be entitled to a salary incentive of an additional 5% and 10%, respectively.

Travel is EXTENSIVE – Must possess a valid driver’s license and must maintain required car insurance.

Job Responsibilities

+ Manages a caseload, receives intakes and completes investigations and assessments on children alleged to be abused and/or neglected; assesses safety and recommends appropriate level of intervention; facilitates or participates in meetings, such as Family Team Meetings; assesses family functioning; develops and implements treatment plan.

+ Initiates procedures to remove the child from the home if in present danger, coordinates activities with law enforcement entities and the district attorney?s office, and initiate placement process.

+ Prepare and coordinate legal documents for presentation to the court; attend court hearings and provide testimony; inform court of agency policies and procedures, and may serve as an expert witness.

+ Consults with the District Attorney, other attorneys, and tribal partners regarding efforts to protect the child, reunite the family or other permanent plan for the child.

+ Makes referrals to community partners, schedules physical examinations, schedules and arranges family visitation periods, and arranges for transportation of children to and from juvenile courts, medical appointments and placement interviews.

+ Visits children in placement to assess safety and needs; provides information or other appropriate services; maintains sibling and other relationships; reviews child?s psycho-social, medical, developmental and education histories.

Minimum Qualifications

Child Welfare Specialist, Level I – To qualify, the applicant must have a bachelor’s degree (in any field) to qualify.

Child Welfare Specialist, Level II – To qualify, applicant must have a master’s degree, OR a bachelor’s degree and one year of professional social work experience.

Job Duties – Level I

+ Complete the Child Welfare Core Academy Training Program

+ Learn adoptive services such as recruiting, screening, evaluating, and documenting activities, and provide reports to the adoption unit and the courts;

+ Visit children in placement and conduct assessments of children and families;

+ Refer families and children to services in the community;

+ Attends court hearings and provides testimony;

+ Consults with the District Attorney and other attorneys, and tribal partners regarding efforts to protect the child, reunite the family or other permanent plan for the child;

+ Provides direct services to children in placement,

+ And other duties as assigned.

Job Duties – Level II

+ Provide social work services to families applying or approved for adoption or foster care; recruits and trains foster and adoptive parents;

+ Conducts home visits

+ Completes evaluations and approves or disapproves applicants;

+ Facilitates and participates in family team meetings.

+ Attend court hearings and provide testimony,

+ Other duties as assigned.

Your career can make a difference! We’re looking for Child Welfare Specialists to join us and our mission. This is a full time position eligible for full state benefits which include a Healthcare allowance (in addition to your regular salary) a retirement plan, and paid time off. To qualify, applicants must pass a criminal background check, drug screen, and reference check.

Realistic Job Preview Video:

http://www.okdhs.org/careers/Pages/RealisticJobPreviewVideo.aspx

If you have questions, please contact DHS.Careers@okdhs.org

Announcement # 20-AR025

This is a classified position

83001871


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